Kowalczyk Falls in Round of 32 at NCAA Singles Championships

May 22, 2003

Athens, Georgia - Senior Robert Kowalczyk ended his stellar four-year collegiate career this afternoon, May 22, after losing in the Round of 32 at the NCAA Singles Championships held at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia.

Kowalczyk, the first alternate for singles play, put up a fight, but could not endure Tulane's Michael Kogan, the tournament's 9-16 seed, in a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 defeat. With the loss, all of Cal's individual players have been eliminated from the 2003 NCAA Tennis Championships.

Yesterday in the Round of 64, Cal's only other singles participant, Conor Niland, fell in defeat, 7-5, 6-3, at the hands of Mississippi State's Romain Ambert, a 9-16 seed. Kowalczyk entered the draw because of another player pulling out and defeated North Carolina's Nicholas Monroe, 7-5, 6-4, to advance to today's match.

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